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Bastia. How to arrive in the french city by boat and plane.


French city, located north-east of Corsica; it is the main commercial, industrial and, above all, first port of the island. Bastia is a Corsican city, with a deeply Ligurian soul, with the typical atmosphere of the Genoese “carrugi”, its narrow alleys and the same houses.

It is the natural place to start discovering the beautiful east coast, able to satisfy the tastes and needs of all tourists.

Overlooking the sea, in a privileged position, it enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summer; average temperatures, even in September, are on average 25 degrees. From here, wonderful views and views of Capraia, Montecristo, the island of Elba and, in some days, even Pianosa.




The port, in addition to being the main freight port of the island, by itself, serves more than 60% of passenger traffic throughout Corsica, and is second only to the port of Calais.

From France, direct connections with Marseille, Toulon and Nice are guaranteed. From Italy, all year round, direct connections with Livorno and Savona and, during the summer, with Golfo Aranci in Sardinia, Piombino and Genoa. From France, direct connections with Marseille, Toulon and Nice are guaranteed. The port, with its “mud pier”, is located in the center.
There are also two tourist ports.

Carbonite, is the new port planned, whose work should be completed within half 2020. Located south of the city, it was built in response to the tourist increase and the ever-increasing size of the ships.


Poretta is the city’s international airport, located in the municipality of Lucciana, about 20 km south of the city. It is among the first 20 airports in France for passenger traffic. During the year, direct connections exclusively with Geneva and the major cities of France.

Air Corsica, Air France and Eurowings guarantee direct connections all year round for numerous European destinations. All the info and direct links available at official page of Kanoa, from this link.


From the airport, every 30 ‘around, the shuttle goes to the city center, near the Central Railway Station (Terminus Bastia Gare) and viceversa. The bus takes about 35 minutes and the ticket, which can be purchased directly from the driver, costs 9,00€

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